|Full name||Akihiro Endo|
|Date of birth||September 18, 1975|
|Place of birth||Kagoshima, Kagoshima, Japan|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1991–1993||Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School|
|1994–2005||Yokohama F. Marinos||210||(14)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Endo was born in Kagoshima on September 18, 1975. After graduating from Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School, he joined J1 League club Yokohama Marinos (later Yokohama F. Marinos) in 1994. He debuted in 1995 and he played many matches as midfielder after the debut. In 1995, the club won the champions J1 League. From 1999, he became a regular player and the club won 2001 J.League Cup, 2003 and 2004 J1 League. However his opportunity to play decreased in 2005 and he moved to Vissel Kobe in July 2005. He retired end of 2007 season.
In July 1996, Endo was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 1996 Summer Olympics. At this tournament, he wore the number 10 shirt for Japan and played 1 match against Brazil in first match. Japan won Brazil and it was known as "Miracle of Miami" (マイアミの奇跡) in Japan.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Asia||Total|
|1994||Yokohama Marinos||J1 League||0||0||0||0||0||0||-||0||0|
|1999||Yokohama F. Marinos||J1 League||29||4||3||0||2||0||-||34||4|
|2005||Vissel Kobe||J1 League||15||0||0||0||0||0||-||15||0|